Nominal Guns24BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down10.1747BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.3.1751/52
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLepe BWAS-1714
Ship Class1745 Establishment 24-Gunner
ConstructorMoody JanverinBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Burnt to avoid capture10.10.1781BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck113' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet34.4615 
Length of Keel93' 3"Imperial Feet28.3718 
Breadth32' 2"Imperial Feet9.779 
Depth in Hold11' 0 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Burthen513 2094Tons BM 


4.7.1749Broadside Weight = 102 Imperial Pound ( 46.257 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1745160Design Complement

13 Commanding Officers

5.3.1751/52 - 17.1.1757CaptainGeorge Mackenzie (d.1780) ADM 6/18/27BWAS-171417.1.1757 - 14.11.1758CaptainHenry John Phillips (1718-1762) ADM 6/18/345BWAS-171414.11.1758 - 6.7.1761CaptainGeorge Anthony Tonyn (d.1770) ADM 6/19/4BWAS-17147.7.1761 - 1763CaptainJoseph Mead (d.1799) ADM 6/19/327BWAS-171420.6.1765 - 9.6.1767CaptainWilliam Allen (1728-1804) ADM 6/20/78ADM 6/209.6.1767 - 28.10.1771CaptainMark Robinson (1722-1799) ADM 6/20/170BWAS-171410.1771 - 7.1772CaptainJacob Lobb (d.1773)BWAS-171428.10.1771 - 7.7.1772CaptainThomas Wilkinson (d.1776) ADM 6/20/409ADM 6/207.7.1772 - 6.1774CaptainThomas Jordan (d.c.1779) ADM 6/20/458
Issued by John Montagu (1719-1795)
Commission confirmed 6.10.1772
6.1774 - 1.1777CaptainGeorge Montagu (1750-1829)BWAS-17145.1777 - 11.1777CaptainElliott Salter (d.1790)BWAS-171422.11.1777 - 7.1780CaptainJohn Henry (1731-1829)BWAS-171423.11.1780 - 6.10.1781CaptainPeter Aplin (1753-1817)BWAS-1714

1 Petty Officer

10.1779 - 1780MidshipmanEdward Walpole Browne (1767-1846)NBD1849

1 Crewman

6.3.1761 - 8.2.1762Captain's ServantWilliam Richardson (1746-1772)IPC

Service History

10.1747Began building at Lepe BWAS-1714
4.7.1749Completed building at Lepe at a cost of £4165.12.0dBWAS-1714
9.7.1749Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
14.5.1752Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £1843.1.4dBWAS-1714
6.1752Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1756Returned to England and paid off?BWAS-1714
10.1756Began repairsBWAS-1714
2.1757Completed repairs at a cost of £3176.18.9dBWAS-1714
23.6.1757Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
11.1758At QuebecBWAS-1714
17.5.1759Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
17.7.1760Took the Privateer L'Heureuse Pécheuse off HeligolandtBG
24.6.1761Took the Privateer Le Russien
9.8.1761Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
7.1.1762Operations against Martinique
14.3.1762Fowey vs Ventura
15.3.1762Took the Sixth Rate Frigate Ventura (26) off Cape Tiburon
6.6.1762Operations against Havanna
1763At Jamaica, then home to pay offBWAS-1714
8.1765Began large repair at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
12.1766Completed large repair at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £8082.13.4dBWAS-1714
25.8.1767Sailed for South CarolinaBWAS-1714
7.1771Paid offBWAS-1714
8.1771Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1772Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £2989.18.7dBWAS-1714
12.5.1772Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
6.1774At VirginiaBWAS-1714
4.12.1775Took the Hired Vessel Brigantine Washington (10)
1.1777Paid offBWAS-1714
1.1777Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.1777Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £4761.0.5dBWAS-1714
28.8.1777Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
12.1778At SavannahBWAS-1714
9.9.1779Seige of Savannah
4.11.1779Took the Unrated Galley Rutledge
6.10.1781Scutttled and burnt to avoid capture at Yorktown. Clowes says set on fire by American red hot shot.

FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1775/01/011775/01/01North American Squadron on the 1st of January 1775Samuel Graves (1713-1787)


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
IPCIndividual's Passing Certificate Document
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site

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